New York City to host WorldPride on 50th anniversary of Stonewall riots
New York City will host WorldPride in 2019, it has been confirmed – 50 years on from the Stonewall riots.
The city has been chosen as the latest host of the international LGBT Pride event, which celebrates equality in cities around the world.
WorldPride was last held in 2014 in Toronto, and has previously been held in Rome, Jerusalem and London.
However, the organisers revealed this week that WorldPride will be heading back to the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement in New York, to mark 50 years since the Stonewall Riots.
The Stonewall riots took place in 1969 to protest police brutality and crackdowns on LGBT people – with some of the first Pride marches beginning on the anniversary in 1970.
David Schneider of NYC Pride said: “The Stonewall Uprising is considered the most significant event that ignited the modern LGBT rights movement, so it makes perfect sense to bring WorldPride to the birthplace of Pride in 2019.
“We are so grateful that our fellow Pride organizers from across the globe have chosen New York City for this momentous occasion.”
Watch the announcement video below: